A Music Talent Showcase Highlighting Female Singers/Songwriters
Next Showcase: TBA!
Most Recent Showcase: March 18, 2023, 7pm
Showcase to benefit Parish Center for the Arts
Ali Manion, Carol Wing, Connie Diamond, Dale Knowles, Kathryn Fitzgerald
plus "R U Man Enuf" artist Russell Watts
and hosts Marcia J. Macres and Jennifer Truesdale
Carol Wing (Westford, MA)x Carol loves to see people smiling, dancing, and singing along. She spent 10 years with a Sweet Adeline’s chorus before joining a band and recording her first CD entitled “No, Really!”. Whimsical and spirited, these songs will make you laugh, cry, and tap your feet. Find her on Spotify and most streaming services. Watch her music videos on CarolWing.com or YouTube. Her CD release event is planned for April 1st (April Fools Day!) at the PCA from 2-4pm.
Dale Knowles (Westford, MA)Dale is passionate about music and loves to sing! She has been singing most of her life. She has performed with several community theater groups throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Her favorite roles have been: Daisy Mae in L’il Abner, Lizzie in Baby, and Joanne in Godspell. Currently, she performs at a variety of venues, including the North Shore Music Theater, with Voices of Hope, who raises money for cancer research at MGH.
Kathryn Fitzgerald (Westford, MA)Kathryn Fitzgerald is a singer in Westford, MA. She has performed with Boston area cover band, "She + Them" and other local groups. Her roots are in the Berkshires, MA where she performed with Barrington Stage Company. When she’s not singing, she’s a cybersecurity manager and part-time grad student.
Kathryn is so thrilled to be performing again after a break during the pandemic and is excited for new performance opportunities in the local area!
Marcia J. Macres - CSN Boston Director (Westford, MA)Marcia J. Macres is a fiery redhead that believes the power of music brings all people together. Marcia enjoys singing lead and backing vocals with Boston-based Steely Dan tribute band The Nightflies and jazz band Jazz Punishers and harmonies with other local music projects. She hosts a monthly Jazz Jam and produces monthly jazz/blues/rock/gospel concerts for Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, MA. When she's not singing, she is utilizing her years of marketing and PR experience to help promote Artists and Venues with her Music Marketing Promotions Services.
Ali Manion (Westminster, MA)Ali Manion has a signature voice with a clear and vibrant warm tone. Her passionate expression captures the essence and emotion in every song. A versatile jazz, blues, and r&b vocalist - Ali has been singing roots music all of her life. Ali performs in the greater Boston area.
Connie Diamond (Lowell, MA)Connie Diamond’s vocal career started at age five with singing at family gatherings. Her interest in jazz was "sparked" by taking a class called “Origins of Jazz” at UMass Lowell and soon she was performing at weddings & clubs in the Boston area. She has many musical accomplishments, including performing her “journey through the great American Songbook, participating in the annual “Lowell Celebrates Jack Karouac”, and more. You can find Connie at the monthly showcases with Lura Smith at Athenian Corner in Lowell, MA, performing at the Hampton Beach Shell Stage and at many local Jazz Jams. Connie is passionate about sharing her singing with others to bring them peace and joy, if only for a few minutes, to help them forget their troubles.
Russell Watts - (Ayer, MA)Born in Statesville, NC, Russell Watts grew up listening to classic soul, blues, and gospel music. His soulful presence is often requested at jazz, pop, and R&B gigs. Russell is actively involved with three vocal groups at New Hope Community Church in Ayer, MA, one of which had a brief stint at the Apollo Theater in New York. He has performed with local professional jazz artists, and is currently a member of several local groups, including The Gospel Connection, Superfly and Atlantic Avenue.
Jennifer Truesdale - CSN Boston Director (Arlington, MA)
Jennifer Truesdale is a singer, songwriter, vocal coach and music career coach in Boston, MA. A graduate and Associate Professor of Voice at Berkelee College of Music, and a 20+ year veteran of the music industry, she performs regularly with many of the top musicians on the East Coast. Jennifer is a published songwriter who has written, produced and performed on recordings for major network television shows. In her role as a professional vocal coach and music career coach, she has worked with hundreds of singers, helping each to achieve their own personal goals. Jennifer recently authored a book entitled, Get Paid to Sing! The Singer's Guide to Making a Living Making Music.
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